Finding out that you may have infertility issues is a hard cross to bear. You may feel despondent or alone and it could be difficult to speak about it. If you know that there may be a problem with your fertility, then you most likely have a partner who is aware of it. This means that you don’t have to face it alone. So how do you cope?
It’s not easy and the first thing to do is to be calm. If your partner is with you when you found out, then don’t say anything when you leave the doctor’s office. At this point you first need to deal with the reality of the situation and it is best not to say much because you could speak negativity into your situation. Allow your partner to console you and just be there for you. Take the time to be together and enjoy the fellowship that the two of you have.
Once you’re ready to speak about it, then you can go for counselling to assist you with your circumstances. You can attend specialised counselling groups that focus only on infertility in couples. They are there to assist you and to show you that you are not alone in this battle.
Take on a healthy lifestyle that avoids smoking and alcohol. Find a hobby that involves physical exercise to alleviate the stress of your situation and allow you to break away from your situation. A healthy lifestyle will clear your mind of unnecessary clutter; it can reduce your stress, thus leading to a healthy mind and body. A healthy lifestyle and reduced stressed levels could lead to fertility treatments being more successful and your chances of becoming pregnant a bit better.
You can also go to a fertility doctor who will give you the various options available in terms of fertility treatments. Many people with infertility issues find that there are solutions to their situation, albeit abstract sometimes. Fertility treatments include Ovulation Induction, IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation), ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection), IUI (Intra Uterine Inseminisation), and Blastocyst Culture. Depending on your diagnosis, there may be a solution for you.
If these treatments are not options for you, there are other avenues that you could consider such as surrogacy or adoption. Finding out that you, or your partner, are infertile does not have to mean the end of the road for your dreams of parenthood.
BioART Fertility Centre offers a unique experience in fertility treatment. We have a long history of state of the ART fertility care delivered with a personal touch. Each and every patient is treated as a unique couple with individual problems and needs. We combine a dignified and compassionate approach with state-of-the-art, advanced reproductive technologies.